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The UPS system I am using is an APC Smart UPS 1000.
I want to be able to connect it via USB to my server. When I set up the Same UPS system on a Windows machine. The software searches for the UPS connection on all of the ports and detects it if it is on a USB port. In linux, it does not have to detection service so you have to enter in which port you want to use. The software says serial port but I'm hoping to use USB the same as on the Windows machine. I was going to try trail and error to see if it would work but I need to know how to determine which port I am using (for USB).
I tried lsusb and got this output
Unknown line at line 5959
Unknown line at line 5960
Unknown line at line 5961
Unknown line at line 5962
Unknown line at line 5963
Unknown line at line 5964
Unknown line at line 5965
Unknown line at line 5966
Unknown line at line 5967
Unknown line at line 5968
Unknown line at line 5969
Unknown line at line 5970
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0b38:0003
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Back-UPS Pro 500/1000/1500
So I can see the UPS system.
when I am configureing the system. I get this prompt
Select the serial port
This is where I get stuck.
[Edit] I see from threads back in 2006 that Powerchute for Linux only does serial ports, not USB. I don't see any evidence that that has changed. So unless I'm wrong, you need to use a serial connection with a serial port and cable or you need to use something other than Powerchute.
Last edited by mostlyharmless; 06-29-2009 at 04:08 PM.
Reason: added info
Try to watch demesg when you plug it in and you will see the dev name. But I have not been able to get mine to work without using a serial connection as mentioned. But I have not tried lately, things may have changed.